Closing the operator knowledge gap

voovio AdobeStock 287551256Oil Review Middle East is hosting a free webinar on ‘The Operator Knowledge Gap: Five Ways The World's Top Plants Are Preparing’ on Tuesday 22 March 2022 at 2PM (UAE)

It is widely acknowledged by the large oil and gas players that up to 50% of their workforce will retire in the next few years– taking with them an extensive array of skills and experience, including “undocumented” know-how. 

Often known as 'The Great Crew Change', this 'person' dependent system is a risky strategy, not sustainable and lacks operational discipline. Select operators are often called upon for their deep-rooted operating knowledge for particular critical activities or abnormal situations. Furthermore, depending on geographic location and production areas of the plant, employee turnover may be high, for example where they may be competitive manufacturing jobs in the area or in loading/unloading operations where new hires tend to start their plant career and move onto other areas of the plant, leaving another knowledge gap.

Join Oil Review Middle East’s free webinar, where Voovio Technologies’ Stuart Douglas - Vice President MENA Region, Francis Montemurro - Director of Operations and Clint Jeffus - Director of Operations will discuss  how to effectively deal with operational expertise leaving your process plants through retirements or employee turnover, and ensure the knowledge is institutionalised and transferred effectively and quickly to new operators.

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Attendees will access information on the operations and maintenance challenges posed by the increasing knowledge gap, the impact of procedure clarity in exacerbating the knowledge gap, where knowledge is not documented and generalisations lead to variations in procedure execution and how solving some critical issues will fill the knowledge gap. The presentation will include case studies on how the world's leading petrochemical and refining companies are using knowledge automation to close the knowledge gap successfully.

“In an industry where so many of the key challenges are linked to human factors, having the ability to understand how technology can help to retain knowledge and deliver the onboarding of new operators more efficiently is key to bridging the knowledge gap,” says Voovio.  “At Voovio, we’ve worked with a wide range of industry leaders (including Sabic, Total, BASF, Halliburton and Dupont) on this challenge - using Digital Replicas, Procedure Simulators and Field Execution Tools. Combining these solutions, leaders in operations, maintenance and L&D are able to achieve “Knowledge Automation”, building operator competency faster, increasing safety and profitability, and reducing environmental impact.”

To drive efficiencies across the lifecycle of your business by proactively implementing automated knowledge, ensure you register for this free presentation here:

Voovio is a global deep tech company, headquartered in Houston (US) and San Sebastián (Spain). Founded by a group of experts in machine vision, industrial R&D and automation, Voovio was created to make the process industry more efficient, more profitable, environmentally friendly and safer.

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